palladio.jpgHarmony to the Eyes: Charting Palladio’s Architecture from Rome to Baltimore
March 14-June 17, 2008
The George Peabody Library Exhibition Gallery
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, Noon-5pm

Opening Reception Wednesday, March 26
6:00pm – Opening Reception
7:00pm – Illustrated Lecture by the Exhibition Curators
RSVP for the reception to Stacie Spence, or 410-516-7943

Beautiful first editions of rare architectural treatises, hand-colored map and original prints from the 15th through the 19th centuries are displayed in this exhibition celebrating Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio’s birth in 1508.

More than 75 magnificent works from the Sheridan Libraries’ special collections trace Palladio’s lasting legacy on building design, particularly in Baltimore, and brilliantly illustrate his dictum: “Build in such a manner and with such proportions, so that all the parts together may convey a sweet harmony to the eye of the beholders.”

On Friday, April 11, a symposium will be presented as part of the Homewood Museum’s annual Baltimore’s Great Architects Lecture Series, which will include an international panel of distinguished Palladian scholars. The symposium is supported by funding from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

For details on the symposium, which will be held at the Walters Art Museum, please visit For additional information, contact Judith Proffitt at 410-516-5589 or

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